African Focus

Placecol launches African export strategy

A picture of the CEO of Imblie Beauty, Esna ColynThe award winning Placecol skin care range is launching in various Edgars stores in Swaziland, Botswana and Namibia. In South Africa, the range is available in more than 70 of Placecol’s own skin care clinics, aesthetics centres and spas.

BASF takes malaria prevention to the next level

An expert from BASF inspects a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito netBASF has received a recommendation from the World Health Organization (WHO) for Interceptor G2. This is a long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito net based on chlorfenapyr, which is a completely new insecticide class for combating mosquitoes for public health. This is the first WHO recommendation in more than 30 years for a product based on a new insecticide class.

Fast-forward to FMCG trends in 2017

FMCG packaging trends

MGI’s JETvarnish 3D Evo delivers high-volume productivity with digital spot UV and hot foiling technology

Sustainability, once a novelty, has become a staple characteristic of FMCG product packaging. Beauty product packaging is no exception in driving the focus of the environmental impact of packaging into the mainstream.

R&D projects for HIV/Aids

There’s a great deal of sophistication in the way pharmaceutical companies are getting products to disadvantaged areas while addressing global health priorities. However, good practice is limited to a narrow range of products and countries, and opportunities to expand efforts are yet to be realised.

Seppic reveals new data for Sepiwhite MSH

Ethnic skin careA study by the University of Cape Town suggests that one in three women in South Africa bleaches her skin. In Nigeria, the consumer’s mind set appears fixated on fair skin. This has resulted in the ongoing popularity of hydroquinone-based skin lightening creams. Currently the Nigerian FDA permits two percent hydroquinone in skin care formulations, yet manufacturers are known to include anything in excess of five percent.

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